Harmony: Intrinsic to nature, it is a concord of elements, separate yet united. Since time immemorial, artists have pursued harmony, seeking to create a dynamic balance, a whole greater than its parts. Yet while harmony is sought by many, it is mastered by few. It is mastered by Bauhaus – a movement governed by the principles of harmony – by form and function, by the emotional and the rational, by art and science.
Inspired by Bauhaus, La Prairie sought to master the harmony of youth – a harmony that is fleeting. This scientific pursuit culminated in a breakthrough centred on skin ligaments – skin’s vertical pillars. Skin ligaments are directly correlated to essential elements of facial harmony, and are as of yet unaddressed by skin care.
In 2022, La Prairie thus initiates a paradigm shift. From focus on skin’s horizontal elements, to focus on its vertical dimension.
THE PILLARS OF HARMONY
Skin’s architecture is composed of several horizontal and vertical elements, the vertical elements being skin ligaments.
Skin ligaments are unique structural units that form a flexible yet strong network throughout the hypodermis. They are essential to the structural stability of the skin and anchor skin to its foundation. With age, the ligaments weaken and the entire skin follows gravity. Facial sagging sets in, firmness and contours are lost and the formation of deep wrinkles is accelerated.
Given their fundamental importance, La Prairie scientists entered into a collaboration with a Swiss bioanalytical laboratory to develop ground-breaking test protocols that allowed them to identify and quantify components of skin ligaments.
A NEW MILESTONE IN CAVIAR SCIENCE
The results of this research categorically demonstrate that aged skin can be strengthened and its structure made denser, reversing the effects of time.
Based on this, La Prairie created an ideal blend of proprietary caviar ingredients, augmented with a specific high-efficacy active, designed to help visibly strengthen and redensify the skin. The result is Caviar Infinite: thirty-five years of Caviar Science, mastered.
THE HARMONY OF YOUTH IS MASTERED
Infused with Caviar Infinite, Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait represents a new approach to lifting and firming.
Formulated with micro-fluidic technology, the beads of Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait delicately melt into the surrounding gel upon application. The texture transforms into a light extrait that infuses skin with an immediate tensing sensation and a satin-smooth finish. Over time, contours appear resculpted, volume feels regained and the appearance of wrinkles is reduced. The harmony of youth is mastered.
The Skin Caviar ritual begins with the application of Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait after skin has been thoroughly cleansed, toned and then primed with Skin Caviar Essence-in-Lotion. The pipette dispenses the perfect dose into the palm of the hand. To complete the ritual, Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait’s resculpting benefits are complemented by the lifting and firming action of Skin Caviar Liquid Lift and Skin Caviar Luxe Cream. The lifting ritual is elevated to a new dimension.
La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Harmony L’Extrait ($1,280) is available from 1 September at all La Prairie counters at Tangs at Tang plaza, Takashimaya, Metro Paragon, ION Flagship Boutique